I'm sorry guys, I just can't this morning. I am so very sad today, and a little angry, but mostly, mostly I'm scared. I'm scared for everyone around me who needed this country to move forward, not backwards. I'm scared for the economy, health care, and climate science. I'm scared for women's rights, for free speech, immigrants, religious freedom and a free press. I'm scared over international relations, the Supreme Court and the nuclear codes.
I hope that I'm overreacting. I hope that underneath all the bravado, lies, rants, and fear-mongering, there is a decent human being that will not let us devolve into a nationalistic, hate-filled country. Right now though, I'm scared for it all and I'm sad that my daughter's won't get the first female president and that they'll be scared too. Scared because they know all the things this fellow did, got away with, and still got elected. Scared because they know he gave a voice to people like the KKK and the Alt-right and made racism, xenophobia, and misogyny socially acceptable behaviors.
I know that the sun will still rise today and we still have to go about our lives, but I've read enough history to know that this could be the beginning of much worse to come. So today I'm just going to try to make it though without crying all day and that will be my first step.